Fic: At the First Line|
Title: At the First Line
Fandom: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Characters: Inner Senshi, Saffir
Summary: Sailor Nemesis confronts the Solar Senshi as they make their way to the Palace of Nemesis.
Notes: This is an AU, obviously. The Solar Senshi are gender-swapped versions of our beloved Senshi; Sailor Nemesis is a genderswapped version of Saffir. Also, the Senshi are being misled by the Wiseman, leaving Sailor Nemesis the only thing standing in their way.
"Venus Love-Me Chain!"
Sailor Nemesis yelped as linked golden hearts wrapped around her body, pinning her arms to her sides and then binding her hands as well. She struggled against the metal, and yelped again as it grew hot, almost unbearably so.
"Shouldn't have let your guard down," purred Prince Venus, tugging on the other end of the chain to tighten the loops.
Nemesis growled at him, lips peeling back from her teeth; he only grinned in response and yanked, pulling her off balance and forcing her to her knees.
"Don't break her," ordered Prince Moon, giving his second-in-command an annoyed look. "We need her whole when we talk to Demando."
Nemesis' blue eyes flew wide -- oniisama still didn't know!
"I'm not going to break her," Venus protested, almost pouting. "I'm just going to play with her a little."
"You don't need to do that at all," snapped Prince Jupiter. "Capturing her should be enough."
"And if you'd caught her, you could decide what to do with her," Venus answered. He yanked on the chain again, pulling Nemesis to him and wrapping an arm around her waist. "But she's mine, aren't you, darling?"
Nemesis tried to bite him.
Venus moved his arm just in time. "Feisty," he commented with a grin, then struck like lightning, grabbing her head and biting her on the neck. Nemesis screamed, but kicked backward, arcing her leg up over her head so that her boot struck him in the head.
Dazed, Venus' grip on Nemesis loosened, and she jerked free of him, then slammed her foreheard against his temple in an effort to stun him further.
She leapt away, shedding the Love-Me Chain, and circled her arms as she called on the power of her planet. "Dark Gal--"
She felt more than heard Prince Mars' invocation as a long, thin sheet of paper was pressed against her forehead. "Akuryuou taisan!"
Cords shot out from the paper, more tangible than visible, dragging Nemesis to the ground and holding her in place.
Snarling, Venus started for her, only to be restrained by Jupiter and Prince Mercury. "That's enough, Maru-kun!" she dimly heard Jupiter say.
"But--" Venus began, only to be cut off by Moon.
"We have more important things to handle," the leader of the Solar Senshi snapped. "Don't forget that we need to handle the Court still."
Nemesis tried to move her head, to cry out, something, but Mars' power bound her fast.
"She isn't going anywhere," said Mercury, his voice calm as it always was. "You can deal with her after we handle the Court, Venus-san."
Venus sighed and pulled free. "After, then, Nemesis-chan," he said, that sardonic smile coming once again to his lips as he blew her a kiss. Had she not been paralysed, she would have shuddered.
The five Solar Senshi strode towards the Palace, and were soon swallowed by the planet's darkness.
Furiously, Sailor Nemesis struggled against the priest-powers holding her down, bringing her not-informidable will to bear against that of Prince Mars.
It was no use. Nemesis was exceptionally strong-willed -- she was a senshi, after all -- but Mars was also a senshi, and one vastly more experienced. Against his priest-power, she was no match.
Tiny little cat feet pressed against her arms, and Artemis' white-furred body passed in front of her eyes. The mooncat took the ofuda in his jaws and tore it away from Nemesis, releasing her.
Sailor Nemesis fell to all fours with a gasp, shuddering against the return of movement and fear. "We don't have a lot of time," Artemis told her, worried. "Luna's following them."
Nemesis nodded. Luna's fur was black, so she could follow the Solar Senshi much easier than Artemis could in the neverending darkness of Nemesis. "We have to warn oniisama," she said quietly. She reached up and touched the brooch on her chest, focusing on her true self.
Darkness engulfed her, taking her fuku with it and leaving her clad in her normal clothing.
Princess Sapphire of the Black Moon Clan scooped Artemis up into her arms and turned her thoughts to the Palace.
A moment later, she vanished.
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Tags: au: solar senshi, character: saffir, characters: canon, characters: inner senshi, fandom: sailor moon